Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for International Longitudinal Studies on Gender, Ageing and Health
Director / Head:
Prof Julie Byles
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
University of Newcastle
Room 266 David Maddison Building, Watt Street
612 4913 8643
612 4913 8323
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Assistance with identifying and promoting best practices in longitudinal studies of ageing and health;
- Promotion of national level health studies and policy analysis in the Asia-Pacific;
- Assistance with training opportunities for other countries in the WPRO and SEARO with WHS (and other) analyses;
- Guidance in developing methods for analysis of linked administrative data in SAGE countries based on experiences in Australia; and,
- Guidance on development of evidence-based strategies and policies to improve health among older people, with a particular emphasis on older women.
- Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment
- Research policy & development
Types of activity:
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
4.8 - Guidelines, approaches, tools, and technical assistance provided to Member States for increased advocacy for consideration of ageing as a public health issue, for the development and implementation of policies and programmes aiming at maintaining maximum functional capacity throughout the life course and for the training of healthcare providers in approaches that ensure healthy ageing.
3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
10.6 - National health research for development of health systems strengthened in the context of regional and international research and engagement of civil society.
+41 22 79 13202
+63 2 5289884
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork